Deborah Ann Lampe Bio, Wiki
Deborah Ann Lampe is best known for being the wife of Helmut Jahn, a German-American architect, known for designs such as the Sony Center on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany; the Messeturm in Frankfurt, Germany; the One Liberty Place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Suvarnabhumi Airport, an international airport in Bangkok, Thailand.
Her husband is being reported to have died after he was struck by two vehicles while riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon May 8th, according to Campton Hills police. He was 81.
Deborah Ann Lampe & Helmut Jahn
Jahn was married to Deborah Ann Lampe, an interior designer whom he met while she worked with Murphy/Jahn, from December 1970 until his death in May 2021. Their son, Evan, was born in 1978 and attends a private elementary school on the city`s North Side.
Deborah Lampe, Jahn`s wife, is from Lake Forest, also enjoys Italian designers, and is known to shop at Ultimo. She is said to be an excellent cook and, like her husband, is often described by friends as elegant.
They met while both were working on the reconstruction of McCormick Place. She has since left Murphy/Jahn and has her own interior design business. Jahn himself is meticulous, intense, and competitive, yet he is careful not to get embroiled in needless controversy.
Helmut Jahn Death & Cause
Helmut Jahn died when he was struck by two vehicles while riding his bicycle Saturday afternoon May 8th, 2021, according to Campton Hills police. He was 81.
Jahn was riding his bicycle northeast on Old Lafox Road, approaching its T-shaped intersection with Burlington Road about 3:30 p.m. Saturday “and failed to stop at the posted stop sign,” according to a news release from Campton Hills police, a village near St. Charles in west suburban Kane County.
“That’s what multiple witnesses relayed,” Campton Hills Officer Scott Coryell said. “For an unknown reason, he failed to stop.” A silver Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV headed southeast on Burlington Road struck Jahn, according to the statement from Steven Millar, Campton Hills police chief.
A second vehicle, a silver Hyundai Sonata, headed northwest on Burlington Road, then struck him as well, it said. “He was hit by the Trailblazer going south(east) and ended up in the north(west) lane where the Sonata hit him,” Coryell said by phone Sunday morning. Jahn was pronounced dead at the accident site.